Nefertiti Bust a Fake (?)
In the continuing topsy-turvey world of archaeology, two scholars are now claiming that the famous bust of Nefertiti is a fake. Martin Gayford reports in an article at Bloomberg:
Queen Nefertiti (c.1370 B.C.-1330 B.C.) is one of the most famous figures of the ancient world, and all because of a single work of art: a limestone bust owned by the museums of Berlin. Hers is one of the best-known faces in art, enjoying almost Mona Lisa status. Last week it was reported that two separate authors, the Swiss historian Henri Stierlin and Berlin-based Erdogan Ercivan, believe it is an early-20th-century work.
How crazy a world is it where folks are asserting that the Shroud of Turing is real and that the Nefertiti bust is a forgery. Wild.
(HT: Dr. Claude Mariottini)